2013 Hells Canyon/Wallowa Valley Gathering

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by Ladybug0048, Nov 25, 2012.

?

Which meal do you plan to have in camp.

  1. Fri. Fajita's with Apple Jam

  2. Sat. Catered Dinner - regular meal

  3. Sat. Catered Dinner - vegetarian/vegan meal

  4. Sat. breakfast

  5. Sun. breakfast

Multiple votes are allowed.
Results are only viewable after voting.
  1. Idarider

    Idarider R1200GS

    Joined:
    May 22, 2005
    Oddometer:
    2,233
    Location:
    Lewiston, Idaho

    You had to build your own house to camp in ?:D

    I think there are some of us who would have tried harder to make if Ladybug had played up the possibility of power tool use over wild sunflowers and trilliums:rofl:rofl. I have had my BBQ on the back of the GS so why not my Dewalt DW075 12" compound mitre saw and 9' Rousseau stand with a 12" 60 tooth carbide Marathon blade :evil

    Now back to work on the house.
  2. walla walla Bob

    walla walla Bob Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2009
    Oddometer:
    245
    Location:
    Walla Walla
    Well I got home around 2. Unhooked the trailer and by the time I had everything unloaded and somewhat put away I was done and ready for my chair.

    I got to camp Sunday so my Brother Steve (fatherof4) and I could get some extra riding in. And on Monday and Tuesday we had really nice weather for riding. Who ever showed up on Tuesday afternoon brought the rain with them.
    But if it's not raining on at least one day it's not adventure riding.

    I will be coming up early again next year. I might even try dug bar next year.
    It was nice to visit with everyone I met last year and the new friends I met this year.

    Thanks to Lady Bug, Brian, Margaret and all the silent helpers that help to put this event on and make it so enjoyable to come to.
  3. OrangeYZ

    OrangeYZ Long timer

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2008
    Oddometer:
    1,193
    Location:
    Southern Oregon
    Hey, Is there anybody out there?
    [​IMG]

    OH HI! Just me, I'll let you know if I see anybody else.
    [​IMG]

    About 15 or 20 miles NNE of Enterprise
  4. bgt595

    bgt595 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2010
    Oddometer:
    138
    Location:
    Battle Ground, Wa.
    As a virgin in the Advrider group rides I want to thank you all for making it a great time....

    [​IMG]
    Hell of a way to welcome folks.

    I overheard my next door neighbor talking about heading to Dug Bar and since I knew nothing about anything I figures sure lets roll.

    Off we all went into the mountains toward Dug Bar
    [​IMG]
    The tiny little town of Imnaha
    [​IMG]
    This is some gorgeous country
    [​IMG]
    Our chase vehicle
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    Hi John!
    [​IMG]
    Wait....we're heading down that!
    Well we obvious made it down and had a great view of the area


    [​IMG]
    The group, Mike, Fey, Bob, John, Rick and myself (not pictured :wink:)

    [​IMG]
    Come on guys..... We're heading down down.....
    [​IMG]
    There !
    [​IMG]
    Through this stuff....fist sized rocks can be a handful on a big Tiger 955 on Shinkos.
    [​IMG]
    A much deserved rest at the very serene Snake River with some good riders and great people.
    [​IMG]
    Fey even made some friends, she's the horse whisperer
    [​IMG]
    Now that's my kind of traffic.
    [​IMG]
    There's that John guy again.
    [​IMG]
    We're getting closer to the top, but its still quite a trip back up.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    Yup it was 93 climbing out of the canyon
    [​IMG]
    This was very refreshing after the ride up from the canyon

    We had a nice quick ride back into Imnaha for a cold (non-alcoholic) beverage. And then on the way back to camp we took a side detour through Camp Creek Rd. very nice area with rolling grasslands and great views
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    Hey guys, wait for me!!

    What a great trip even though it was shortened by the weather. It was nice placing faces with some of the forum names. Thanks y'all for making it a great first time.


    [​IMG]
    Showing the signs of fun and excitement
    [​IMG]
    I love this machine and now it's proudly displaying the decal from this gathering. :clap
  5. matloik

    matloik kludge

    Joined:
    May 23, 2008
    Oddometer:
    1,567
    Location:
    Hood River OR / White Salmon WA
    A few pics from over the past few days. Most of Susi's and my riding was with Craig and Crash; and Ladukebob joined us on a jaunt down to Dug.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
  6. CaptainAttila

    CaptainAttila Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2010
    Oddometer:
    102
    Location:
    Richland, WA
    Wow, I can't believe it's over. It was a great time, the Wee stayed upright, and the countryside was gorgeous. Shoot, I even attended a wedding and didn't have to put on a suit. :) Thanks to a missed turn on the way out of Pendleton, I also got to explore a little more gravel on the way home. Life is good! Thanks to all who made it happen.

    Sent from my Kindle Fire using Tapatalk 2
  7. silverspurs

    silverspurs what's over there?

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2010
    Oddometer:
    1,078
    Location:
    E-DA-HOW
    Love your pictures Brent!... comes close to showing the true character of the Dug Bar ride... fun riding with you, glad your home safe...

  8. fatherof4

    fatherof4 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2008
    Oddometer:
    221
    Location:
    Sunnyside Wa
    Well Jared and I made it home around 2:30 today. We had a blast and managed to put on 1200 miles in the 7 days we were gone from home.

    Thanks to Ladybug-Margaret and Brian for another enjoyable gathering.
    Looking forward to next year.

    O yea and thanks to my brother for bringing his trailer so I didn't have to be in a tent for 2 days in the rain.
  9. silverspurs

    silverspurs what's over there?

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2010
    Oddometer:
    1,078
    Location:
    E-DA-HOW
    Eeek!... Where did you find that little guy?...
  10. Scott_PDX

    Scott_PDX Leisure Engineer

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2010
    Oddometer:
    5,720
    Location:
    Portland...the newer one on the left side.
    Hope everyone made it back okay. Was a fun Hells Canyon weekend, despite the weather. Could have used a few more days to meet some more of the folks at the event, but the ones I did get to meet were great, and it was wonderful to follow up with some folks I don't get to see often.

    Special congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. 1911 Fan :clap.

    -= Scott
  11. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2005
    Oddometer:
    13,263
    Location:
    Spokane Valley, WA (the dry side of the mountains)
    Someone was way to close to that snake. :eek1

    Thanks everyone for coming. It was a good turn out even with the rain. The official count or as close to official as we can get was right at 100.

    I hope everyone had a good time and made a new friend or two.
  12. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2005
    Oddometer:
    13,263
    Location:
    Spokane Valley, WA (the dry side of the mountains)
    I started a thread in Day Trippin' for the pictures from the gathering. Having them in their own thread makes it easier to find them later especially when we want to go looking for those extra special fun photos. :evil

    Post your pictures here: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=21712415#post21712415 This is also post on the first post on page one in case you want to look for the link later.

    The ones already posted here I quoted and took over to the picture thread.

    Thanks for posting up pictures already they are always so much fun. :clap
  13. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman PROUD 2B Riff Raff!

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2006
    Oddometer:
    11,774
    Location:
    Drinking from the Stanley Cup!
    I think the link may be broken, it takes me to a reply box?
  14. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman PROUD 2B Riff Raff!

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2006
    Oddometer:
    11,774
    Location:
    Drinking from the Stanley Cup!

    Fixed :D
  15. Ladukebob

    Ladukebob Spaceark

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2008
    Oddometer:
    2,470
    Location:
    Hood River, Or.
    Thanks to Ladybug, Margret, and Brian and everyone else that pitched in to make this a really fun event. Not sure how this one can be topped! We where late getting back from Dug Bar so we missed the wedding and the group photo. Best of luck you newly weds! And thanks for the shot glass topped off to boot:D

    I was so tired yesterday that after coming down the west side of Tollgate into Pendleton I noticed there was an east breeze I jumped onto 84 and headed straight to Hood River. Made it home by 2pm and about the time I got home it started raining so my timing was perfect :clap While I was up at Spout Springs I decided to pull over to take a few photos. And being the nicest person you'd ever want to meet Father of 4 rolls in and stops to make sure everything's ok. We chatted for a few minutes and off he went, thanks for stopping. The ADV community is pretty awesome!

    I'm out of town for work this week so my photos will have to wait until next weekend, I think I got a few nice ones :D
  16. matloik

    matloik kludge

    Joined:
    May 23, 2008
    Oddometer:
    1,567
    Location:
    Hood River OR / White Salmon WA
    Baby rattler kept us company as we sat and had lunch down at Dug Bar. Of course we didn't notice it was there beside us until Susi says, "Nobody panic, but I'm backing away slowly."
  17. MortimerSickle

    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2005
    Oddometer:
    15,052
    Location:
    Rainville, Orygun, where moss is a road hazard.
    Easy: Have everything exactly the same, minus the rain. :D

    My timing was not perfect. I had to pull over on Hwy 224, because I could no longer see the road at all. When I got home, I hung my gear in the garage, and within a few minutes, a large puddle had formed on the floor. :eek1

    Good times. :lol3








    Sherry, thanks again for all your efforts. You have pulled off another brilliant success.
  18. Maxacceleration

    Maxacceleration Off the grid

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2009
    Oddometer:
    2,751
    Location:
    Wa
    Another great year at Hells Canyon. While the weather was hit and miss I truly enjoyed no dust (and plenty of mud).
    Thank you Sherry Brian and Margaret. A great event.
    This was my best riding year yet at Hells canyon.
    Thank you Jim (sorebutt) and James (mrmagoolin) for tremendous rides. Epic, and not the usual stuff.
    Well done and I enjoy the camaraderie.

    Also a big thanks to the Horse lady. A great meet up of someone living off the land capped with a token of appreciation. :evil Cheers to her.
    She did turn herself in to Homeland security, but they had bigger fish to fry... LOL
    I laughed my ass off.

    Great riding with Becky, Ken and Ryan (thanks for the mud roost :rofl) and camp time with some of the cronies TJ, John, Mark, among others...
    I know who the anonymous decal maker is too.
    I enjoy the campfire. Warm & fuzzy. :freaky
    I was thinking of not attending this year but ended up with excellent memories.
    Cheers to everyone.
  19. Maxacceleration

    Maxacceleration Off the grid

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2009
    Oddometer:
    2,751
    Location:
    Wa
  20. beemerron

    beemerron thoroughly screwed

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2006
    Oddometer:
    4,374
    Location:
    Woodland, WA
    No trip is complete without some rain. I hit pockets of rain riding in on Friday and riding home on Sunday, but in both case I was dried out by arrival.:clap

    My 600 mile ride home included 3 pockets of liquid sunshine. I rode thru Anthony Lake (elev. 7000ft) in a drizzle, Riley in a light rain and Klamath Marsh in a downpour.

    I caught a gas station just closing on 97 at 7:00 PM with my fuel light glowing brightly.

    There were two deer encounters north of Crater Lake. The second one was a fawn running down the centerline. At first I thought it was a very small dog. It couldn't have stood more than a 18" tall.

    The ride on 138 in to Roseburg was exceptional. It warmed about 5 degrees every 25 miles or so and I made it home in daylight:clap

    600 miles in 12.5 hours w/ stops. The saddle I had made at Mr. Ed's Moto on Thursday was a real butt saver. Thank you Don.

    A great weekend for sure for sure.:D